Recently I tested the new Rouge Driver. Callaway sent me the club to test for the purposes of writing a review for the Callaway Community.
2/09/18 & 2/14/18
Driving range & on course. First day was sunny at 80 degrees, second was 55 and rainy.
Driver Swing Speed:
110 MPH +
Club Characteristics (1=Very poor, 10=Outstanding)
|Easy and Effective Adjustability||10/10|
Love everything about this driver. From how it sets at address, workability and feel. Really was above my expectations in all the areas above.
Performance OFF THE TEE (1=Very poor, 10=Outstanding)
|DISTANCE vs.current driver||10/10|
|FORGIVENESS vs.current driver||10/10|
|CONTROL vs. current driver||10/10|
|LAUNCH CHARACTERISTICS vs. current driver||10/10|
If you like long, straight and consistent, this might be the driver for you Seriously though, this is the best driver I've played. Normally with my swing speeds, I don't like how most drivers feel. They feel almost squishy at impact. This feels rock solid and hot off the face. My last drive on the first day I tested it was a baby fade that went 373, on the second day I was hitting it over 300 when it was cold and rainy very easily. When I played other drivers in the past I felt like I would crack the face if I swung hard, and I have done numerous times. This showed no signs of that at all.
OPTI-FIT Hosel Settings tried:
-1, D. I like my driver to be a little closed at address as my go to shot is a fade with my woods/driver. I set it at that and didn't touch it after that. Lowering the loft help keep my spin rates down as normally I play a stiffer shaft with low kick point.
Feel, workability, confidence inspiring, consistency.
That I have to give it back lol The only cons I had were due to it not being custom fit for me and in my ideal specs. I really can't say one negative thing about this driver!
Summary of My Experience with the Club
Callaway hit a home run with the Rogue Drivers, woods & hybrids. Really makes a cast face feel similar to a forged face. Can't say one negative thing about Rogue.